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‘SH Minerva’ ready to leave shipyard

Resurrected cruise line Swan Hellenic has christened the first of three Helsinki-built expedition cruise ships - ’SH Minerva’. She was due to leave the shipyard as ICSI went to press. “We are glad to see this day finally, [Read more...]

November 26th, 2021|

Another veteran bites the dust

The 1993-built ‘Antares Experience’ has been sold to Indian recyclers without completing a voyage for her new owners, broking sources reported. She will be better remembered as the ‘Costa Romantica’ and ‘Costa neoRomantica’ (pictured at Portland, UK) until [Read more...]

November 26th, 2021|

TT-Line first Green Ship starts trials

German ferry operator TT-Line has announced that it first of two LNG-powered ropaxes, ‘Nils Holgersson’, has started trials in China. ‘Nils Holgersson’ is TT-Line’s first Green Ship and is under construction at the Chinese shipyard Jiangsu Jinling. The [Read more...]

November 26th, 2021|

‘Icon of the Seas’ update

Towards the end of last month, Royal Caribbean (RCI) posted a video update showing progress on the ‘Icon of the Seas’ construction. She is being built at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland and will be the first RCI [Read more...]

November 12th, 2021|

TDoS unveils World Voyager Scintilla concept

In collaboration with DreamLiner Yachting and IYC, Tillberg Design of Sweden (TDoS) and Laurent Giles Naval Architects have unveiled a ‘World Voyager’ concept- ‘Scintilla’. ‘Scintilla’ is a 120 m cruise yacht concept designed to accommodate up to 36 [Read more...]

November 12th, 2021|

‘Havila Capella’ delivered

Havila Voyages has taken delivery of the first of four new Norwegian coastal cruise ships. ‘Havila Capella’ will start sailing on the traditional Norwegian coastal route from Bergen to Kirkenes on 1st December. Havila Voyages CEO, Bent Martini, [Read more...]

November 12th, 2021|

Passenger ship scrapping at record levels

Last week, brokers reported that the 1988-built ‘SuperStar Libra’ (pictured) had been sold to Turkish breakers. She follows a plethora of veteran cruise ships, elderly island passenger/cargo vessels, plus 1970s and 1980s-vintage ro-ros and ferries, sold for recycling, [Read more...]

November 12th, 2021|

Stena to expand Baltic operations

Stena Line is to continue its expansion on the Baltic Sea next year, increasing both freight and passenger capacity. The Swedish family-owned ferry company will deploy two new 240 m long E-Flexer ropaxes, on the Nynäshamn/Ventspils route next [Read more...]

October 14th, 2021|